• Member Since 7th Feb, 2014
  • offline last seen 3 hours ago


Stories about ponies are stories about people. Every challenge is an opportunity to change. My Patrons let me keep writing, at: https://www.patreon.com/RealStarscribe

More Blog Posts176


State of the Scribe: May 2023 · 7:07am May 2nd

Hey pones, Happy Spring! Let's get the pone and word stuff out of the way before I go too long about real life and other things people probably don't care about. In fresh news, you'll see the name of a story some of you might remember at the end of the month's manifest. Your eyes do not deceive you, that's Hand of the Ancients, returning thanks to a generous reader helping sponsor it.

Normally I would wait until it was finished to post anything at all, but given it was on hiatus for years, I think I can make an exception. No telling how long it will keep going, and it might not update every month. But if it can eventually make it across the finish line, I would feel awesome. It deserves to get done.

This month also marks the end of the Indiegogo campaign I ran to publish Homebrew. That campaign is over now, though I was able to raise enough money to print some extra books. If you still want in, the Indiegogo link will still allow you to back, at least until they run out. At that point, you'll have to wait until my next print run if you want it. https://igg.me/at/starscribe-homebrew

No new projects this month beyond those. I was hugely busy getting through finals, and that left me with scarce time for any adventures. I'll get into more detail after I go over the usual story list.

Spirits of Change, my Pokemon story about a version of that world where every human being's soul exists outside their body as a pokemon. The story is on my patreon free to all: [url=https://www.patreon.com/RealStarscribe/posts?filters[tag]=Spirits%20of%20Change&sort=published_at]https://www.patreon.com/RealStarscribe/posts?filters[tag]=Spirits%20of%20Change&sort=published_at]https://www.patreon.com/RealStarscribe/posts?filters[tag]=Spirits%20of%20Change&sort=published_at]https://www.patreon.com/RealStarscribe/posts?filters[tag]=Spirits%20of%20Change&sort=published_at

Similarly, Deep Below is a Splatoon story, exploring the fate of humanity and their return into a world now dominated by ink-based life. Explores lots of the same TF themes that most of my readers probably expect. Can read that one here: https://www.patreon.com/RealStarscribe/posts?filters%5Btag%5D=Deep%20Below&sort=published_at

Both of these will get full Epub/PDF releases as soon as they're complete. But until/unless we ever get a genfic, I can't post them here.

Beyond the Veil of Sleep explores what happens to the bats left behind after Nightmare Moon's defeat. We see their sorry state, and one bat who's determined to rescue her princess and save her kind. You can read the first chapter here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/new-story-45878879

Then we have Second String, the story of brave earth warriors recruited from a football match to liberate a storm-king conquered Equestria: https://www.patreon.com/posts/new-story-in-78044865

Then of course we have Legio IX Hispania, a historical piece exploring what might happen if the lost roman legion had been lost in Equestria after all: https://www.patreon.com/posts/new-story-legio-78027950

And now, for those who care, a little about what I've been up to.

Something feels surreal about putting this thing together. Maybe it's the fact that, when I first decided to strike out with my writing instead of working some awful student job, I saw education as something that would continue forever. Doing all that part time instead of focusing on it might've been the problem, I could have left a lot sooner than I did.

Still, the time has come. I've ended that chapter of my life for good, and I'm ready to begin something new. Still a little nervous about whta it means, but I'm ready to make it something incredible. Thanks so much to everyone who helped me get to this point, and made it all possible! I decided to use some zanier fonts to celebrate the occasion.

I'm sure we'll see some bing things coming down this calendar now that writing is my soul focus going forward. Lots of projects that were stewing in the background are ready to come to a boil and get out the door. I'm going on Vacation next month to celebrate, but don't worry, all the writing is already done, so there will be no missed days on the schedule. I'm not going to leave things unfinished.

I've finished 2 original novels this year, and I have a stack of other stories I'd like to get published as well. Now that I've graduated, my goal is to publish 6 books--for realsies publish, not fanfic. We'll see how that goes, but I'm optimistic. I'll share more next month, when I'm not moving and dealing with boring real life stuff.

Thanks again for all the support. I could never have reached this point if it wasn't for all of you.


Other Helpful Links

Join My Discord! Lots of fun writing activities and other things: https://discord.gg/J8hq6MX

Want a copy of one of my books? You can see what I've printed and buy a copy here: https://starscribe.net/

To follow my behind-the-scenes, or updates from me at: https://www.patreon.com/RealStarscribe

Comments ( 2 )

Best of luck in the actual, factual publishing!

Ditto this

Login or register to comment